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About Highland Tap

Highland Tap Steak Cellar is Atlanta's premier subterranean hideaway. A haven for local Atlantans since 1989, our stone walls and dimly lit clubby atmosphere is reminiscent of a 1920's speak-easy. Voted Atlanta's Best for Martinis every year since 1989, we offer slow roasted prime rib, hand-cut & wood grilled steaks and fresh seafood as well as burgers, salads and sandwiches. Highland Tap is a timeless venue for any occasion that strives to meet your every expectation.

1026 North Highland Ave
Atlanta, GA 30306
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday-Friday: 11:00pm-3:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Virginia Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 875-3673

Website:
http://www.nnnwcorp.com/highlandtap.html

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking behind restaurant, some street parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Chef Michael Zimmerman

Private Party Facilities:
We have a private room for groups up to 30 people. The entire restaurant is available for buy-out Monday-Saturday lunch and Sunday-Thursday dinner. We also have many different private dining menu's and we are more than willing to work with you to ensure that your event is fun and affordable!

Private Party Contact:
Jake Ketchum: (877) 333-0878

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Highland Tap Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Fun (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Great Beer (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Happy Hour (4)
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Romantic (4)
Authentic (3)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

First timer with Boo for dinner! The wait was long even with a reservation but very happy we waited as the food was amazing! I had the prime RIB and it was to die for (juicy, cook perfect for a medium well)!
As an appetizer we had the calamari and it was the best I ever had in Atlanta😊😊
ambiance was nice but the couples behind us was a bit too loud but it is expected in a very crowded restaurant!
Server was ok but not over the top!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and drink with extensive menu. Service was a little slow, but food was great and cozy atmosphere!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Had moderate expectations, but, just didn’t work out. Server was pretty Koch ch clean out the whole time, had order and food temp issues but couldn’t get wait staff attention. No attempt to apologize or make it right. Four us of all shared the same experience so I doubt this is on our do over list. Sorry, but we gave it a shot.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had lunch at 11:30 and were the first people in the restaurant. It was quiet at that time of day. The patty melt was tasty. It was a good place to catch up with a friend over lunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great atmosphere for a drink, conversation and dinner.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great dinner. Reservation was right on time. Service and food was good.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food and service. Comfortable setting with many choices. All are good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Ate here three year's ago for our anniversary. My wife was very happy. Will go back before our next anniversary. Lol very nice place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Best steak in Atlanta. Our server, John, has been there 29 years. He is excellent.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was good, but the service was terrible. We had a reservation for a Christmas lunch for 6 co-workers and we were seated on time and about the same time as two other parties of 10-12. Unfortunately, it was 30 minutes before anyone took our order and almost an hour and ten mi utes before we received our food.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Classic dishes and great prime rib. Great add on menu. We had blue cheese crusted prime rib, pepper corn crusted prime rib, side of bernaise and great crab cake appetizer. All the food was delicious! The service is nice and friendly and its a great atmosphere.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We loved the burgers and the apps. We did not feel rushed and were able to talk, because we sat in the back area. The bar looked fun, although we did not have a wait. We cannot wait to go back and try some other dishes!

Tags: Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Alexis was an amazing server! Very attentive and engaging!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Service was excellent!!! The steak and prime rib very good. Enjoyed it very much! From out of town, Greenville SC.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had a few new attendees at our table. They very much enjoyed their meals and the ambiance. Our wait staff was attentive and informative. Recommendations were great! Food was delicious and filling. Dessert met everyone’s expectation. Excellent choice for our meal and continuing discussions. Thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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food5
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Comfort food served in old school surroundings -- excellent as always :)

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had such a fantastic time at this restaurant! If you don't visit this place you are missing an Atlanta classic.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Steak was cooked incorrectly but other than that good experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I hadn't eaten here in years and the prime rib was better than I remembered. The dining area was very empty which was a little depressing. May be time for a makeover to attract younger hipper crowd.

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 9, 2017

When I made the reservation, I indicated that it was a birthday celebration. It was actually a double birthday celebration. Mine was yesterday and my friend's is this Friday. No mention of this was made by our host or server. Didn't expect any freebies, but a mention would have been nice.

As for ambience, where we were seated, there were smokers outside and their smoke drifted in when a nearby door was opened. The background music of classic rock were good tracks and played at a nonintrusive level. At least one nearby table was kind of loud occasionally, but not too much.

Service was friendly and efficient.

We both had the prime rib special which was tasty and cooked to our desired temperature. Her side of the potatoes au gratin and mine of asparagus with hollandaise were very good. Rib accompaniments of horseradish sauce and au jus were good complements to the meat.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Exceptionally good food for the price. I could easily have expected to spend 1.5-2x on the food we got, for how exquisitely the steaks were cooked. Highly recommended for any special occasion!

Tags: Great Beer, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Visited last Saturday and the food was great so we decided to come again. Food and our sever (Alexis) this time was great. We will be back.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was cold when. Brought out, not very busy at all. Waitress apologized and offered to reheat. Told her that was ok we were ready to go. Lobster bisque leaves little to be desired. Probably won't return

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was excellent!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food, great drinks, awesome setting! I’ll be back next time I’m in Atlanta!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Terrific option for any type meal in a cozy, quiet environment. Good for socializing or discussing business. Food was very high quality and reasonably priced. Prime rib is a particularly good value. Martini's are nicely served. Setting has a speakeasy feel, with brick walls, wooden booths, and different flare with being below street level on the Highland Ave side. Complimentary valet parking behind the building was great. All staff very cordial and welcoming.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great experience here, excellent food and atmosphere- casual but not too. Ribs, prime rib, wedge salad, burger and fries were all great. Potatoes Augratin were exceptional.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We always love coming for their filet and prime rib. Prime rib 20 oz was on special for Monday $16!! Our service was impeccable!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 28, 2017

I was pleased as always with my recent trip to Highland Tap with my husband and our boyfriend. I was a very "meaty" evening!

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We both had the Prime Rib and it was fantastic. The staff was a pleasure to deal with. We will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The epitome of prime rib and martinis in the ATL. Oh, and the steak Oscar and spinach artichoke dip are top notch, too.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Super as usual! Very consistent service and food in a great old school atmosphere!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 15, 2017

What's not to like - old school decor & half price steak burger including fries or fries & rings - a real gem that's been there forever 😃

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Birthday Celebration!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 11, 2017

My wife and I LOVE Highland Tap. In my opinion, they have the best steak BY FAR for the price ($30-50 per cut) in Atlanta. Brought my dad and he said it's the best streak he's ever had. I personally don't like a salty rub on a steak; I want to taste the wood fire grill and the savor, and that's what you get here. TONS of flavor. Sides are great, service is always prompt and accommodating. Wide variety of beer, too. Tops on my list for a good steak. Been many times and never disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We went based on the reviews for the prime rib and we were not disappointed! Truly some of the BEST we've ever had! Friendly staff too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We drove about an hour to get there because my relatives were visiting from out of town and wanted great prime rib. And Highland Tap did not disappoint. The food was great (I had the mahi mahi) and they all had Prime Rib. The service was wonderful.
I had not been there in many years and it was just as I had remembered. That's comforting, but it also meant that the decor was a little tired. The dining room could really use some sprucing up. But it is unpretentious and authentically Vi-High.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Steady, great Atlanta restaurant. Highland Tap never disappoints!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great! There if free valet behind the restaurant which we did not know about until we had already paid for parking so take advantage!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 13, 2017

great steaks, great service, good drinks! Highly recommended!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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